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EDMONTON JOURNAL

Jim Matheson: Los Angeles Kings lord it over lowly Edmonton Oilers

“The Kings barely broke a sweat, getting goals early and often on their former goaltender, Ben Scrivens.”

Joanne Ireland: Los Angeles Kings confident they’ll be able to make another NHL playoff run

“There is a quiet confidence exuding from all the Kings’ men that they will be able to put themselves into position to secure a playoff berth so they can make another run at the Stanley Cup.”

EDMONTON SUN

Robert Tychkowski: Edmonton Oilers run into Los Angeles Kings wall

“The Oilers struggled with their breakouts, had trouble breaking up the L.A. cycle and looked nothing like the group that had so much poise against the Ducks, Wild and Blues.”

Derek Van Diest: Just out of playoff contention, the Los Angeles Kings want to work their way up the standings

“Winning two Stanley Cups in the past three years, the Kings can be excused for having lulls in their game. It’s difficult to constantly keep the foot on the gas.”

OILERS NATION

baggedmilk: GDB Wrap Up 64.0: Kings @ Oilers

“Teddy Purcell had some nice touch on his ninth goal of the year. He finished off a nice passing play with Nuge, and Justin Schultz for a power play goal in the third period.”

SB Nation – THE COPPER & BLUE

Ken.Price: Dawn of a Post-Petry Era

“Not much was seen from our first line, but I think the Kings did a great job keeping them tied up”

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Adrian Kempe

#9 | 6′ 2″ | 195 lb | Age: 21

Born: September 13, 1996
Birthplace: Kramfors, SWE
Position: LW
Handedness: Left

Bio

Kempe was selected by the Kings in the first round (29th overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft.
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Alex Iafallo

#19 | 6′ | 185 lb | Age: 23

Born: December 21, 1993
Birthplace: Eden, NY, USA
Position: C
Handedness: Left

Bio

Iafallo was signed by the Kings as an unrestricted free agent on April 18, 2017.
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Anze Kopitar

#11 | 6′ 3″ | 224 lb | Age: 29

Born: August 24, 1987
Birthplace: Jesenice, SVN
Position: C
Handedness: Left

Bio

As the 11th overall pick in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Kopitar became the first Slovenian to play in the NHL. Kopitar has spent his entire NHL career with the Kings, and following the 2015–16 season, was named the Kings’ captain. Noted for both his offensive and defensive play, Kopitar was awarded the Frank J. Selke Trophy as the best defensive forward in the NHL in 2016.

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Drew Doughty

#8 | 6′ 1″ | 195 lb | Age: 26

Born: December 8, 1989
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Right

Bio

Bio: Doughty is a Canadian defenceman who was selected second overall by the Kings in the 2008 Draft. Doughty made his NHL debut in 2008 as an 18-year-old and was named to the All-Rookie Team. He is a two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Kings, a two-time Olympic gold medallist with the Canadian national team, and a Norris Trophy finalist.

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Jeff Carter

#77 | 6′ 4″ | 215 lb | Age: 31

Born: January 1, 1985
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right

Bio

Carter began his hockey career playing in the Ontario Hockey League in Canada before joining the AHL and playing for the Philadelphia Flyers. He was then traded to the Colombus Blue jackets before joining the LA Kings in 2012, where he has since won two Stanley Cups with the Kings.

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Jonathan Quick

#32 | 6′ 1″ | 218 lb | Age: 30

Born: January 21, 1986
Birthplace: Milford, CT, USA
Position: G
Handedness: Left

Bio

Bio: Quick is the current goaltender for the LA Kings and was selected by Los Angeles at the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. Previously, Quick was a silver medalist with USA at the 2010 Winter Olympics. He’s won two Stanley Cup championships with the Kings, along with being the most recent goaltender to be awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs.

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